Peugeot 308 CC gets six appeals image

Peugeot 308 CC now has extra six appeal with the introduction of a new 1.6 litre 156 bhp Euro 5 THP turbo-charged petrol engine and a new 6-speed automatic gearbox.

Positioned as the flagship of the 308 CC petrol range the new 308 CC THP 156 automatic sees the introduction of a new “AT6″ 6-speed automatic gearbox. The new “AT6″ automatic gearbox has been developed by “Aisin AW” to specifications defined by the PSA Peugeot Citroën group. Close in engineering terms to the “AM6″ (fitted to the group’s most powerful HDi diesel engines – V6 HDi, 2.2 litre and 2.0 litre HDi), this new gearbox is designed to withstand a maximum torque of 300 Nm (450 Nm for the AM6).

Lighter and even more compact than the AM6, the AT6 has been designed to reduce the vehicle’s fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, (around 7% less than the previous model). It also benefits from a more efficient torque converter and a significant reduction in internal friction losses.

Particular attention has also been paid to the quality and speed of the gear changes in terms of smoothness, synchronisation and responsiveness.

The chosen gearbox gear ratios ensure good responsiveness when pulling away, excellent continuity when accelerating thanks to the smoothness of the gear changes and an all-round ease of use linked to optimisation of the engine’s torque range. The gearbox control system management of all the six gears optimises fuel consumption as the user is able to drive more often at low engine speeds, while the high ratio sixth gear optimises fuel consumption and engine noise levels on motorways.

Two driving modes are possible: automatic, for quiet, stress-free driving which adapts to the user’s driving style, and a more active mode thanks to the sequential selection control.

This new automatic model will be available in SE and GT trim levels, unlike the current THP 140 automatic model which was only available in SE trim level.



Old THP 140 Automatic

New THP 156 Automatic


Cubic Capacity

1,598 cc

1,598 cc

Maximum power

140 bhp @ 5,800 rpm

156 bhp @ 5,800 rpm

Maximum Torque

180 Nm @ 1,400 rpm

240 Nm @ 1,400 rpm



4 Speed Auto Adaptive Automatic with
Tiptronic System Porsche

6 Speed Auto Adaptive Automatic with
Tiptronic System Porsche


Maximum speed

127 mph

131 mph


0-62 mph

12.4 s

9.8 s

0-1000 m

33.5 s

31.0 s

Fuel Consumption

23.9 mpg

26.4 mpg

Extra urban

47.0 mpg

48.7 mpg


34.8 mpg

36.6 mpg

CO2 Emissions

192 g/km

179 g/km

  • Cinderella

    I hope the new Peugeot 308 for 2011 will have some of its mojo back like peugeot 307 2006 had….
    Bought a new Peugeot 308 auto 1.6 in 2009 – it had no nice little extras with it.
    From no automatic lights on when it got dark, no green light on the mirror when u have a bugger up behind you with their head lights on. ONE cd player from a six cd player.
    No walnut finish on the dashboard,c'mon Peugeot ya gotta do better next year!!